DECEMBER 4, 2014

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Port Angeles considers strategic plan that could include trimmingThe three Port of Port Angeles commissioners Wednesday launched the process for a strategic plan they hope to float before the public as early as April.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Inslee touts stormwater treatment plant at portAbout 100 people gathered Wednesday morning to hear and watch Gov. Jay Inslee christen the Port of Olympia’s new stormwater treatment plant, an $11.5 million project that was constructed over the summer and recently became operational.

 

TRADE

 Low container terminal utilization’s hurting Puget Sound’s maritime competitiveness Puget Sound’s two busiest ports, Seattle and Tacoma, could lose a third of their business if they don’t modernize to handle larger ships, a trade consultant told the two ports’ commissions Wednesday.

 

UNIONS 

Caucus will determine whether ILWU signs tentative contract or notU.S. West Coast contract negotiations could go one of two ways when the International Longshore and Warehouse Union convenes a caucus in San Francisco in the week beginning Dec. 15.

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